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2017/02/17 | Sourabh Gupta

Alternative Facts and the Threat in the South China Sea

China and the claimant states have made valuable progress in bilateral ties since the 2016 ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Laos. The Trump administration should support — not disturb — this progress, argues Sourabh Gupta.

2017/03/01 | Timothy S. Rich

China-North Korea Relations: Pitfalls and Possibilities

'An economically more secure North Korea has more to lose through a brinkmanship policy and may feel more willing to return to the Six Party Talks framework.'

2017/03/08 | The Japan Times

A ‘New Level’ of North Korean Threat

New measures are required to handle the North Korean nuclear threat.

2017/03/16 | Stephen Costello

Trump and Xi on Dangerous Ground Amid THAAD Blowback

Even a relatively inexperienced South Korean president, taking office after the policy upheavals of the past two decades, would not permit their administration to start under a cloud of subservience to China, to the United States or to their disgraced predecessor.

2017/04/01 | Michael Clarke

Does China Have Itself to Blame for the Trans-Nationalisation of Uyghur Terrorism?

Uyghur terrorism is now a serious challenge for Beijing and may be a product of China’s own actions.

2017/04/07 | Renny Babiarz.

China Advances a Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent

China’s emergent submarine-launched ballistic missile capability has long been expected. It represents a significant technical advance but still has its geographic and technical constraints.

2017/07/11 | Sam Roggeveen

Washington's Hand Weakens as North Korea Launches ICBM

'US Administrations including this one have long said a North Korean ICBM is unacceptable, but unless the US is prepared to go to war, and risk millions of Korean and Japanese lives in the process, accept it Washington must.'

2017/07/29 | Kam C. Wong

Triads, Riots and the Deterioration of Law Enforcement in Hong Kong

Given the change of public mood towards law and order, a.k.a the deterioration of the law enforcement environment, post-1997, there is little that HKP officers can do to turn the tide. HKP leadership is turning the force into a service agency and crowd pleaser.

2017/08/30 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The New Paradigm: Washington Getting Tough on Taipei

'Even career government officials who had served in previous administrations adopted a tougher tone this year, asserting that little progress could be expected in expanding bilateral economic ties unless Taiwan acts decisively to shave its trade deficit with the United States and tackle major outstanding trade issues.'

2017/09/14 | Rory Medcalf

India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam

Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.

2017/11/09 | TIME

Trump Calls on Xi to Act Fast and Rein in North Korea

The U.S. President passed the buck to his Chinese counterpart during a state visit to Beijing.

2018/02/04 | Stephen R Nagy

Winter Olympic Thaw Fractures Alliances in Korea

North Korea's Winter Olympic narrative is a diplomatic and strategic coup that US President Trump and allies will find difficult to counter.

2018/03/23 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Taiwan Has No Reason to Fear the Liaoning

China's aircraft carrier is little more than a paper tiger, Euan Graham writes.

2018/05/03 | TIME

OPINION: North Korean Denuclearization Remains a Long Shot

North Korea's clocks may have moved forward to match those in the South, but the nuclear doomsday ticker still hovers close to midnight.

2018/06/20 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: China Leverages a Lexicon of Terror to Crush Dissent in Xinjiang

Since 9/11, Beijing has used trumped up threats of terrorism to justify the development of a high-tech security state in Xinjiang

2018/06/29 | TIME

South Korea Rules to End Conscription for Conscientious Objectors

Those who refuse to serve will now face community service rather than three years in jail.

2020/06/25 | TJ Ting

OPINION: In Defense of Dragon Boat Festival

This Dragon Boat Festival, we must remember not to conflate a cultural tradition with a nation, country, or government.